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Training for Shelter Island’s bravest

HOOT SHERMAN PHOTO | Shelter Island firefighters battle a propane fire during the monthly drill at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank on Thursday, June 26.

HOOT SHERMAN PHOTO | Shelter Island firefighters battle a propane fire during the monthly drill at the Suffolk County Fire Academy in Yaphank on Thursday, June 26.

In addition to putting put propane fires, seen above, the Shelter Island Fire Department also drills at the fire school in Yaphank on search and rescue from  burning buildings and car fires with their associated hazards, such as chemicals, paints and other materials.

Monthly drills include classroom training and actual hands-on firefighting.